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At least 15 found dead after Bangladesh Rohingya camp fire
25/03/21

Myanmar releases hundreds of post-coup prisoner
25/03/21

Rajya Sabha in India clears Bill giving L_G more power in Delhi, opposition walks out in protest
25/03/21

Chief Justice of India Bobde recommends Justice Ramana as his successor
25/03/21

New Covid double-mutant variant identified in 18 states in India, says Government
25/03/21

YouTuber Lilly Singh's Pro-Farmers Message At The Grammys Red Carpet
15/03/21

Grammy 2021: Lilly Singh has over nine million followers on Instagram and over 14 million subscribers on YouTube.

"You Have Rahul Gandhi...Why Need Ajmal?": BJP On Congress's Assam Ally
15/03/21

PM To Meet Chief Ministers On Wednesday Over Fresh Covid Surge: Sources
15/03/21

This comes as the country today logged 26,291 cases, which is its highest single-day spike in 85 days.

Sri Lanka to ban burka, shut many Islamic schools
13/03/21

In another case of religious extremism affecting minority muslim population Sri Lanka will ban wearing of Burka and shut more than a thousands of Islamic schools, a government minister said.

Amidst surging covid 19 cases Indian fliers may face legal action for violation of cover norms
13/03/21

security agencies have been directed to deny airport entry to passengers who are not wearing masks by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

4 protesters killed in Myanmar as forces continue crackdown
13/03/21

security forces continue its crackdown on pro democracy protesters after a military coup of February 1. four protesters killed on Saturday in fresh crackdown.

According to an independent UN Human Rights expert for Myanmar “credible reports” indicated that security forces had so far killed at least 70 people since February 1.

Maharashtra Reports 15,817 New Coronavirus Cases Today, Highest This Year
12/03/21

56 people died of the illness in the last 24 hours, the state government said in a statement.

Large Asteroid To Pass By Earth On March 21, Says NASA
12/03/21

The asteroid, 2001 FO32, is estimated to be about 3,000 feet in diameter and was discovered 20 years ago, NASA said.

Joe Biden At Quad Meet Says, "PM Modi, Great To See You"
12/03/21

The leaders of the “Quad” group of nations – a regional alliance seen as part of efforts to balance China’s growing military and economic power – discussed “free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region” as well as the coronavirus pandemic.

Seven protesters dead in Myanmar after security forces open fire
11/03/21

Even as amnesty international accused the military of adopting battlefield tactics against peaceful demonstrators at least seven people have been killed in fresh spree of attack on the protesters by Myanmar military.

Myanmar has been in chaos since its military toppled the elected government of Aung San Suu koi on February 1.

The army has justified the coup by saying that the election, won by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for democracy was marred by fraud.

Maharashtra may go for "strict lockdown" again amidst rise in Covid 19 cases
11/03/21

Strict lockdown will need to be imposed in some places in Maharashtra and the decision will be taken in the coming days, “a strict lockdown will need to be imposed in some places. we will take a decision in the next two days and the lockdown will be imposed wherever required”, maintaned Udhav Thakrey, the chief minister of Maharashtra.

Mamta Banerjee appeals for peace after nandigram "attack"
11/03/21

Mamta Banerjee who was hospitalised on Wednesday after having allegedly pushed by few people during her Nandigram campaign for the upcoming assembly elections in West Bengal.

While making an appeal to her party workers through a Facebook video,” I am going I can get back to my daily schedule after 2 or 3 days. But owning to the condition of my leg, there would be a problem but I will manage it. I won’t cancel any of my meetings….might have to travel on a wheel chair..”

China's 14th five year plan pushes key project including a dam on Brahmaputra river
11/03/21

The new five year plan of China has approved a number of key strategic projects to be pursued as a priority including the first dam in Tibet on the lower reaches of the Brahmaputra.

The draft outline of the five-Year-Plan and objectives were passed by the National People’s Congress.

"Pushed By 4-5 Men": Mamata Banerjee Injured, Taken To Kolkata Hospital
10/03/21

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she was attacked today while in Nandigram, where she had gone to file her nomination for the coming elections.

Despite Farmers' Protests And Congress Moves, BJP Wins Haryana Trust Vote
10/03/21

The Congress had moved the motion, claiming two Independent MLAs supporting the government have withdrawn support.

Tirath Singh Rawat Sworn In As New Chief Minister Of Uttarakhand
10/03/21

Uttarakhand Chief Minister: Tirath Singh Rawat was the chief of the BJP in Uttarakhand in 2013-15 and also an MLA from the state in the past. He was sworn in this evening.

India marks 2 million Covid-19 vaccinations a day milestone
09/03/21

Over 2 million people were vaccinated in India during 24-hour period on March 9 according to Indian Ministry of Health and Family Affairs. Vaccine efforts have been ramped up in past few days in India.

Protesters 'Barricaded' in a nightlong standoff in Myanmar
09/03/21

Government troops and police intensified crackdown on protesters by ‘barricading’ them within the city of Yangon. According to Reuters news agency several protesters were able to leave after being trapped by security forces in the Sanchaung district.

Buckingham Palace seems in no hurry to respond to 'racism' allegation, goes into crises meetings
09/03/21

Royal Palace is into crises meetings to respond to Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview to Oprah Winfrey alleging racism in British Royal Family.

During the interview which was watched by an average of 11.1 million people in the United Kingdom, the couple spoke about racism, mental health issues, the media and other members of the Royal family.

Japan's Summer Olympic without live spectators
09/03/21

In wake of Covid 19 fear, Japan has decided to hold Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics without overseas spectators, according to Kyodo news agency.

“organising committee has decided it is essential to hold the ceremony in the northeastern prefecture of Fukushima behind closed doors, only permitting participants and invitees to take part in the event , to avoid large crowds forming amid the pandemic”, said the agency.

"Khela Khatam" , "Vikas Shuru", PM Modi in Bengal rally
07/03/21

Addressing a mega rally in West Bengal prime minister Narendra Modi made scathing attack on chief minister Mamta Banerjee for not working enough for the state and “duping” the people.

Anti Coup protesters "willing to die"
07/03/21

Pro democracy protesters in Myanmar are coming on streets in tens of thousands despite a escalating crackdown by the military. Overnight raids carried out in main city of Yangon targeting activists and officials from National League for Democracy.

Pope Francis visit to war ravaged Iraq brings attention on dwindling Christian population
07/03/21

84-year-old pontiff is on his first-ever papal visit to Iraq defying the global pandemic and security concerns after series of recent attacks in Iraq.

PM Modi Gets Vaccinated for Covid 19 Indian PM Narendra Modi and several other politicians including home minister Amit Shah took first dose of Covaxin jibe for covid 19 today.
01/03/21

Indian government had announced March 1 as the date for those above 60 years and those above 45 with comorbidities to be able to get vaccines

Chinese Hackers Targeted India's Power Sector, says a Report
01/03/21

According to a recent report by Massachusetts based company Chinese government-linked group of hackers targeted India’s critical power grid system through Malware amidst the border tension between India and China

After Bloodiest Crackdown by military, Myanmar Protesters Prepare for More Demonstartions.
01/03/21

Protesters in Myanmar are not ready to step back. After the killing of at least 18 people in the bloodiest violence Sunday, since military seized power on February 1. Protesters are preparing to increase the protestes

Former French President Sarkozy Found Guilty of Corruption, sentenced to Prison
01/03/21

Nicolas Sarkozy, former French president was found guilty of corruption and influence peddling by a Paris court. He has been sentenced to one year in prison and a two-year suspended sentence

UK Court clears extradition of Nirav Modi to India
25/02/21

A United Kingdom court in a ruling on February 25 has allowed fugitive Nirav Modi, an economic offender to be extradited to India after two-year long legal battle in Westminster Magistrate Court in London.

Nirav Modi is wanted in India for a fraud and money laundering in the 14000-crorer Punjab National Bank scam.

India-Pakistan agree to stop cross-border firing in Kashmir
25/02/21

India and Pakistan have issued a joint statement agreeing to stop cross-border firing at the LOC.

The agreement came into effect midnight of February 24. People of Kashmir have welcomed the development.

Indian govt announces new social media norms
25/02/21

New rules of makes it mandatory for platforms like WhatsApp to help government identifying the ‘originator’ of certain messages containing unlawful information among other things

Pakistan Offers financial aid to Sri Lanka
25/02/21

Pakistan prime minister Imran khan during his ongoing visit to Sri Lanka have offered USD 50 Million Credit Line to Sri Lanka for defence.

This has come as a surprise when Pakistan itself is facing grave financial crises due to covid 19